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Gwen Van Laeken named new executive director of Partnership for Ontario County

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The Partnership for Ontario County has named Gwen Van Laeken as its new executive director, bringing her extensive experience in not-for-profit management to the forefront. Van Laeken, a seasoned leader known for her role at Leadership Rochester, is celebrated for her strategic initiatives and fostering collaboration across diverse groups. Her background includes serving on various not-for-profit boards and initiatives, highlighting her commitment to community service.


Van Laeken’s appointment has been met with enthusiasm by the Partnership’s board and program directors. Joshua Maxwell, the board Chair, praised her innovative ideas and nonprofit expertise as crucial for expanding the Partnership’s influence within Ontario County. Van Laeken expressed her honor in serving the community and is eager to collaborate with staff, volunteers, and supporters to further the organization’s mission.

The Partnership for Ontario County, a key nonprofit organization since 1998, offers numerous programs aimed at strengthening community ties and supporting individuals and families in Ontario County and the Finger Lakes region. With Van Laeken at the helm, the organization is poised for continued growth and impactful community service.